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LCCC celebrates Community Engagement Week

Monday, March 08, 2010
Activities on campus help volunteers understand how to make a difference through community engagement.
There’s no better way to improve your community than by being proactive. Laramie County Community College’s new Center for Community Engagement understands that and is hosting Community Engagement Week to increase involvement in this worthy goal.

Community Engagement Week starts Monday, March 22, with a canned food drive. Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, March 23, join community partners in the Student Lounge for a Service Fair.

Volunteers will use the donated canned food for construction of a Wall of Cans on Wednesday, March 24, in CCI Room 129.

On Thursday, March 25, Dr. Robert Fuller presents “Topdogs and Underdogs; Understanding how Rankism Affects Everybody” at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the CCI Union Pacific Centennial Room.

Finally, a 24-hour play festival focusing on ethics-related topics wraps up Community Engagement Week. The plays will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in the LCCC Playhouse. The plays are written, directed and acted by LCCC students and employees.
Take part in the events and learn how you can be involved in improving your community.

The mission of the Center for Community Engagement is to “inspire a sense of civic responsibility and create informed citizenship and lifelong community involvement.” It aims to accomplish this through its Four Pillars: Service Learning, Ethics, Civic Engagement and Global Understanding.

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